After the recent recall of unsafe children’s toys from China, food safety has now made its way to the top of the Chinese agenda. As a result, demand is rising for training offered by Wageningen International.
The Chinese system of food safety inspection is not up to scratch, says Camiel Aalberts of Wageningen International. He gave food safety training to Dutch agricultural attaché assistants in Asia this summer. ‘Plans formulated at central government level are not implemented properly at local level. And the lack of an open culture means that problems remain hidden.’ According to Aalberts there was great interest in his training.
Others are also providing courses, such as RIKILT – Institute for Food Safety, which gives technical training on food safety management.